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Old 16-06-2012, 13:19   #1
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Just wanted to post a quick thanks. I did my first multi-day trip in my boat and using the knowledge gleaned from CF, all went well.

Learned an invaluable lesson. I can kayak for two weeks on 15 gallons of water.... but managed to go through 34 gallons in two days on a sailboat!

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Old 16-06-2012, 13:29   #2
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I was just thinking the other day how rarely thanks seems to be offered on this site... Cheers Bill! This is really nice to see.
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Old 16-06-2012, 13:55   #3
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Hope you had fun did ya sleep like a baby or worry like a mother hen about dragging anchor? My first couple nights anchored out I slept in the cockpit and woke up every hour to check my bearings. Dang that was fun.
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Old 16-06-2012, 15:35   #4
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Congrats Bill! Glad it went well.
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:30   #5
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 16-06-2012, 18:41   #6
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I can kayak for two weeks on 15 gallons of water.... but managed to go through 34 gallons in two days on a sailboat!

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Great to hear from you. If I could add something - try using more water. The GPS may be able to plot your travels!!!

please excuse my sorry attempt at humour.
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Old 16-06-2012, 19:52   #7
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We used lots of water and ran out, till we managed to sort it out, restrict usage,
But a lot of my wasted fresh water was the dunny was using fresh to flush, Then I found the valve to change it to salt water, Then the usage went right down,
The Dunny uses heaps of water, You dont realize just how much it goes through,

We need a like button, The thanks button does not show on the forum, just goes to the person you thank,
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Just wanted to post a quick thanks. I did my first multi-day trip in my boat and using the knowledge gleaned from CF, all went well.

Learned an invaluable lesson. I can kayak for two weeks on 15 gallons of water.... but managed to go through 34 gallons in two days on a sailboat!

Cheers

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Glad to hear it went well and that the knowledge you found on CF was useful.

34 gallons in 2 days, that is impressive ....how many people on board?
Now where was that watermaker thread....
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Old 16-06-2012, 21:04   #9
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Learned an invaluable lesson. I can kayak for two weeks on 15 gallons of water.... but managed to go through 34 gallons in two days on a sailboat!

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34 gallons is all my boat carries in it tanks, and that'll last (just) me two weeks if I conserve. Drinking and cooking water I carry in a portable 5 gallon fort-pak, which I use about 2 qt. a day.

I've set up a salt and fresh water system for rinsing the dishes.
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I make all the water I use and my water maker is very slow. My last outing I was carefully counting the gallons made and guessing how much I had used and figured I could have a nice shower. I ran the gen and heated the water stepped under the shower head for one glorious minute before the water ran out! Oh well, I'll have to work on those calculations!
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I make all the water I use and my water maker is very slow. My last outing I was carefully counting the gallons made and guessing how much I had used and figured I could have a nice shower. I ran the gen and heated the water stepped under the shower head for one glorious minute before the water ran out! Oh well, I'll have to work on those calculations!
Leave the gen running while you have your shower,
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Leave the gen running while you have your shower,
It wasn't that the hot water ran out. The water itself ran out. Generator wouldn't help.
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It wasn't that the hot water ran out. The water itself ran out. Generator wouldn't help.
Damn, and usually just as you get soaped up, Hahahahaha
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The water thing for me as been modified over the years on different boats. I still refuse to pay $4K for a watermaker, I now have 74 gallons in a integral keel tank and 8, 5 gallon poly potable tanks stowed in the lazerette between the fore and aft cabin. Making 114 gallons. I'm guessing enough for two on a 30 day passage. Just under 2 gallons each a day.
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Old 17-06-2012, 07:15   #15
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Hope you had fun did ya sleep like a baby or worry like a mother hen about dragging anchor? My first couple nights anchored out I slept in the cockpit and woke up every hour to check my bearings. Dang that was fun.
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Slept fairly well both nights. The first night I set the "Drag Queen" to go off at 15' or 25% of the rode, so every time the boat swung with the tide or wind, the alarm went off. Then I set the alarm at 75% of rode and all was well. The scary part was a white-out with horizontal rain in a narrow channel in the ICW. I have been through a fair number of those paddling but never in a boat that I could not intentionally ground on the flats.. Glad I got the first one of those out of the way.

Cleaned out the salt water pump in the galley yesterday. From now on it is back to rinse and wash dishes in salt water and a final freshwater rinse!

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